October 5, 2019 by FLW Communications
GROVE, Okla. – After starting the day in third place, professional Curt Warren of Rose, Oklahoma, caught a limit of five low on Saturday with a weight of 15 pounds, 9 ounces, to jump to the top of the standings and win the Costa de three days. FLW series in Grand Lake presented by TH Marine.
The 13-day Warren 13-day low with a weight of 46 pounds and 7 ounces was enough to win the victory by a margin of 1 pound and 6 ounces over Jason Christie, a second-place professional from Park Hill, Oklahoma, and Win the first prize of $ 77,175, including a new Ranger Z518L boat with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard of 200 horsepower. The tournament was the third and final tournament of the regular season year for fishermen competing in the Southwest Division of the Costa FLW Series.
"I didn't have much pressure on the boat around me, because I think I was fishing much deeper than most," said Warren, who had a previous victory at Grand Lake: a Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament in 2017 " I really wasn't doing anything special. I was fishing from the middle of the lake to the dam, fishing for autumn transition things: big piece of rock and fresh green weeds. ”
Warren said he did most of his damage this week by throwing an X ounce Bass X soccer template (kicker craw), with a Netbait Paca Chunk (green squash) or Strike King Rage Craw (watermelon candy), although he mixed in a Zoom Brush Hog on Saturday. He also caught two fish suspended in a revolving bait of ½ ounce of shad color that led to the balance.
"I only had four fish in each of the first two days, although I lost a Thursday from 2½ to 3 pounds, but today I caught five and probably lost another five," Warren said. "I had been catching some early and some later in the day. Today it was nothing early and then, from 1:30 onwards, I caught everything that weighed.
"I think the key to my victory was my team and team," Warren continued. “I was fishing for an Extra Heavy rod from the Falcon Rods Expert Series‘ Amistad ’and it’s really an ideal rod for the soccer templates I like to use. My line was equally important: I was releasing Sunline Shooter Fluorocarbon for a 22-pound trial. With that, I can feel anything. "
The 10 best professionals in Grand Lake finished:
First: Curt Warren, Rose, Oklahoma, 13 bass, 46-7, $ 77,175
2nd: Jason Christie, Park Hill, Oklahoma, 15 low, 45-1, $ 12,027
3rd: Toby Hartsell, Afton, Oklahoma, 15 low, 41-15, $ 9,085
4th: Bradley Hallman, Norman, Oklahoma, 15 low, 40-5, $ 7,571
5th: Cody Bird, Granbury, Texas, 13 low, 39-6, $ 6,814
6th: Jeremy Lawyer, Sarcoxie, Mo., 15 low, 36-5, $ 6,057
Seventh: Marcus Sykora, Osage Beach, Mo., 14 low, 35-13, $ 5,300
8th: Lance Crawford, Broken Bow, Oklahoma, 11 bass, 31-5, $ 4,542
Ninth: Allen Head, Pryor, Okla., 11 low, 31-4, $ 3,785
10: Paul Heavener, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 12 low, 28-7, $ 3,028
You can find a complete list of results on FLWFishing.com.
Christie caught the biggest bass of the tournament on Thursday in a buzzbait, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and earned him the Boater Big Bass prize of the day of $ 192.
Steven Meador, of Bentonville, Arkansas, won the Co-angler Division on Saturday with a three-day total of 11 lows weighing 27 pounds and 15 ounces. For his victory, Meador took home the main prize package of a new Ranger Z175 boat with a 115-horsepower outboard engine, worth $ 27,100 and a $ 5,000 Ranger Cup contingency bonus.
The 10 best fishermen in Grand Lake finished:
1st: Steven Meador, Bentonville, Ark., 11 low, 27-15, $ 27,100 + $ 5,000 Ranger Cup
2nd: Richard Champagne, Bentonville, Ark., 11 low, 27-5, $ 4,031
3rd: Alan Quick, Springfield, Mo., eight low, 22-9, $ 3,185
4th: Calan Cameron, Coppell, Texas, eight low, 20-8, $ 2,787
5th: Robin Babb, Tulsa, Oklahoma, seven low, 19-13 $ 2,439
6th: Mason Roach, Conroe, Texas, 11 bass, 19-11, $ 1,991
Seventh: Tony Thompson, New Braunfels, Texas, Nine Basses, 18-11, $ 1,593
8th: Johnny Burke, Bristow, Oklahoma, nine low, 17-5, $ 1,393
Ninth: Travis Pattilllo, Zavalla, Texas, five low, 16-9, $ 1,322
10: Jayce Garrison, Conroe, Texas, seven low, 14-11, $ 995
Pattillo caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the Co-angler Division on Friday, a fish weighing 5 pounds and 6 ounces. He won the $ 128 Co-angler Big Bass award.
The Costa FLW series on Grand Lake presented by T-H Marine was organized by the city of Grove. It was the third and final tournament in the 2019 regular season for fishers of the Southwest Division. The next tournament for fishermen of the FLW Series will also be the final of the Central Division, the Costa FLW Series at Table Rock Lake presented by Evinrude, held October 10-12 in Osage Beach, Missouri. For a full schedule, visit FLWFishing.com.
The Costa FLW series consists of five divisions of the United States: Central, North, Southeast, Southwest and West, along with the International division. Each US division UU. It consists of three regular season tournaments with competitors competing for valuable points that could win them the opportunity to compete in the Costa FLW Series Championship that ends the season. The 2019 Costa FLW Series Championship will be held from October 31 to November 2 at Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky.
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